Mawaan RizwanMawaan Rizwan

Mawaan Rizwan

Mawaan is an actor, writer and comedian.

Last year saw the release of Mawaan's debut comedy series Juice for the BBC.
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Contacts

Agent:
Janette Linden

Contact:
Mary Shastid

marys@pbjmanagement.co.uk
020 7287 1112

Acting Enquiries:
Marina Campbell-Gray

marina@pbjmanagement.co.uk
020 7287 1112

Live Bookings:
Hannah Oldman

oldman@pbjmanagement.co.uk
020 7287 1112

Voiceover Agent

Sue Terry
sue@sueterryvoices.co.uk
0207 434 2040

Last year saw the release of Mawaan's debut comedy series Juice for the BBC. Mawaan wrote, starred and exec produced the show which also co-stars Russell Tovey, his mother Shahnaz Rizwan and his brother Nabhaan Rizwan.

Mawaan starred in ‘Two Weeks to Live’ alongside Maisie Williams, a 6 part comedy series for Sky One and HBO Max. He has also starred in the ITV Drama ‘Next of Kin’ as well as the BAFTA winning ‘Murdered By My Father’.

Mawaan’s writing credit on Netflix' 'Sex Education' (series 2 and 3) earned him a spot on Forbes' 30 under 30 list.

As a comedian, Mawaan has appeared on BBC2's Live at the Apollo and Channel 4's Harry Hill's Clubnite, captivating audiences with his joyful yet deeply honest stand-up. His live performances of his songs 'Mango' and 'Never Been Skiing' both went viral.

His Edinburgh 2018 show 'Juice' was a critical and commercial success, performing to sell-out audiences and receiving a plethora of 4 and 5 star reviews for his ‘thirst-quenching joy-ride of a stand up set’. Mawaan also supported 'Queer Eye's' Jonathan Van Ness on his tour ‘The Road to Beijing’, in UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Mawaan featured on the inaugural series of Taskmaster for C4, and also served as co-host on Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club on ITV.

In 2021, we were delighted to announce that Mawaan had been named as the BBC's very first Young People's Comedy Laureate.

Television

Travel Man
Himself
NorthOneTV/Channel 4 2023
Juice Series 1
Creator/Writer/EP/Jamma
BBC / Various Artist ltd2023
Doctor Who Children In Need
Mr Castavillain
Russell T Davies/BBC2023
Friday Night Live
Performer
Channel 42022
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything
Guest
Channel 4/Hot Sauce TV 2022
Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer 2022
Himself
Channel 4/Love Productions 2022
Grayson's Art Club
Guest
Swan Films / Channel 42021
BAFTA Television Craft Awards
Presenter
BAFTA YouTube Channel2021
BBC New Comedy Awards
Young People’s Comedy Laureate / Head Judge
Phil McIntyre / BBC Three2021
Two Weeks To Live
Nicky
Sky / Kudos2020
Taskmaster Series 10
Himself
Avalon / Channel 42020
Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club
Co-Host / DJ
HotSauce TV / ITV 12020
Harry Hill's ClubNite
Performer
Channel 4 / CPL2019
Live At The Apollo
Performer
BBC / Open Mike Productions2019
Asian Network Comedy
Performer
BBC Asian Network / BBC iPlayer2019
Next of Kin
Omar Shirani
ITV / Mammoth Screen2018
The Big Asian Stand Up
Writer / Perfomer
BBC 22018
Sex Education - Series 2 & 3
Writer
Netflix / Eleven Film2018 — 2021
Five By Five
BBC 32017
Loaded
Duncan
Channel 4/AMC2017
Carnage: Swallowing the Past
Freddy Jayashankar
BBC2/BBC2017
Vera
Jamil
ITV2016
The Break
Ronnie
BBC 32016
Swashbuckle
Writer
CBBC2016
Murdered By My Father
Imi
BBC 32016
Apple Tree House
Writer
CBEEBIES2016 — 2018
Getting High for God?
Presenter
BBC2016
The Funny Thing About...
Guest
Channel 52016
Spot Bots
Writer
CBBC2015
Tying the Knot
Ronnie
BBC 32015
Class Dismissed
Writer
CBBC 2015
Sam & Mark's Wind Up
Warm Up
CBBC2015
How Gay is Pakistan?
Himself
BBC 32015
O.A.P Internet Virgins
Himself
Sky 12015
Appsolute Genius with Dick and Dom
Himself
CBBC 2015
Super Awesome Life Hacks
Himself
5 episodes for Disney XDUK2015
DNN Series 2
Jahmene Mann
CBBC2014
DNN
Jahmene Mann
CBBC2013
The Dog Ate My Homework
Panellist
CBBC2013
Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up
Warm Up
CBBC2013
Beast
Fish
BBC 32012
Asian Beats Chart Show
Presenter
4Music / Box TV2012
Battlefront
Host / Comedian
Raw Television2011

Feature Film

Benjamin
Young Director
2018

Theatre and Live Performance

WIP - Songs About Birds
Creator/Performer
Solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival2023
Just For Laughs Festival
BRIT(ISH)
Montreal2019
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Performer
2019
Werk in Progress
(Writer/Lead Performer)
Speigel Yurt2019
Jonathan Van Ness 'Road to Beijing'
Tour Support
UK Tour2019
Melbourne International Comedy Festival - Roadshow
Performer
2019
Just For Laughs Festival
THE JONATHAN VAN NESS GALA
Montreal2019
Latitude Festival
Performer
Comedy Tent2018
Asian Network Live Outreach
Host
BBC Asian Network2018
Juice
Writer / Performer
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Pleasance Dome2018
Juice
Writer / Performer
Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Mick Perrin World Wide/ The Pleasance2018
Simon Amstell: What Is This? Tour
Tour Support
2017
Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate
Performer
Edinburgh 2016 show2016
Cinderella
Buttons
Grove Theatre, Dunstable 2015
FLUU
Creator and Writer/Performer
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 20152015
BBC Asian Network's Big Comedy Night
Performer
BBC Radio Theatre2014
Hause of Chi Chi
Creator and Writer/Performer
Edinburgh Fringe Festival2014
Happy
Leicester Square Theatre2013
A A & A
Edinburgh Fringe Festival2013

Short Film

The Darkest Dawn
Ricky
Wilseed Studios2016
The Nightman of Nevermoor
JP
Chris Thomas2014
Ashens and The Quest For The Gamechild
Iqbal
Riyad Barmania2013
Jimmy Will Play
Writer
Short Film for Film London2011

Awards

Eastern Eye ACTA
Finalist
'Juice'2019
RTS Awards - Nominee - Apple Tree House
Writer
Talking Books2018
ARIAS Best New Show (Nominee) - Mawaan & Emily
Co-host
2017
Murdered by My Father
Imi
BAFTA - Nominee Best Single Drama2017
Murdered by My Father
Imi
BAFTA - Nominee Breakthrough Talent2017
Murdered by My Father
Imi
Royal Television Society - Winner Best Single Drama2017

Podcast and Online Content

YouTube Pride 2021
Co-Host with Olly Alexander
YouTube Originals2021
Meet Me At The Museum
Guest Host
Whistledown Productions / Art Fund2019
Ray Moss: No Stone Unturned
Contributor
BBC 2018
Worst Interview Ever Feat. Mawaan Rizwan
Mawaan
YourLife.Org2016
Mawaan's Not Happy With Charlie Higson
Himself / Zombie
Penguin Platform2015
Project Library
Jason
2014
MalumTV YouTube channel
Creator and Writer/Performer
https://www.youtube.com/MalumTV2014
Fat Pipes
BBC Online2013
The VHS Channel
BBC Comedy Online2013
Rupees and Groupies (Hattrick Productions)
2013
Bad Teeth Guide To...
Presenter/Writer
YouTube channel Bad Teeth2013

Radio

The Mawaan & Emily Show
Co-host
BBC Asian Network2016 — 2018
The Noreen Khan Show
Guest
BBC Asian Network2013
Radio 1Xtra Comedy Takeover
Khalid
BBC Radio 1 Xtra2013
Feel Good Friday
Voiceover, Continuity Announcer
4Music2012

Training

Physical Theatre
Lispa
2017
Ecole Philippe Gaulier
Clowning
Paris2014
Improvisation
Monkey Toast
London2013

News

Catch up with Mawaan Rizwan's 'Juice' on BBC iPlayer

5th January 2024

Mawaan Rizwan's surreal comedy 'Juice' has hit BBC IPlayer

'The Surreal Comedy Cosmos of Mawaan Rizwan' - Cover for Gay Times

18th August 2023

The comedian on his absurdist new BBC series Juice, the common comfort of flamboyant tracksuits, and finding his voice in a Parisian clown course

Multiple PBJ nominees for National Comedy Awards

12th October 2021

2021 will bring the first National Comedy Awards, hosted by Channel 4 as part of this year's Stand Up To Cancer programming

Tickets for Frank's Fund Christmas Comedy Fundraiser

8th December 2020

Catch Maisie Adam in the annual Frank's Fund Christmas Comedy Fundraiser where you could be in the chance of winning tickets for one household to James Acaster's virtual show Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 on 17th Dec

Mawaan Rizwan to co-host 'Jonathan Ross's Comedy Club'

8th September 2020

Mawaan Rizwan's evergrowing career takes yet another big step forward on Saturday 12th September as he co-hosts Jonathan Ross' new series for ITV, 'Jonathan Ross's Comedy Club'

Mawaan Rizwan to support Jonathan Van Ness on UK tour dates

13th September 2019

We can announce that PBJ Management's Mawaan Rizwan will support Jonathan Van Ness on the UK leg of his new tour, 'Road to Beijing'

Mawaan Rizwan to perform new show 'Juice' at Birmingham Hippodrome

4th September 2019

"Sweet, silly, saucy, sassy and stupendously funny - Juice is a thirst-quenching joy-ride of a stand-up set" Those wanting to see Mawaan's new show will find it at this year's SHOUT Festival in Birmingham

Nina Conti, Mawaan Rizwan, Fin Taylor and Sean McLoughlin all to perform at this year's Underbelly Southbank Festival

29th April 2019

As the nights grow lighter and longer, the Underbelly Southbank begins and the summer evenings on the Southbank are more and more desirable

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice Live Dates

15th February 2019

Mawaan Rizwan takes his acclaimed show Juice on the road this spring, with shows in Manchester, Cambridge and London, as well as a full run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Mawaan Rizwan in The Guardian's new comics of 2019

22nd January 2019

"There’s an unorthodox new generation of performers on the horizon

Mawaan Rizwan talks through his funniest things with the Guardian.

30th July 2018

Mawaan Rizwan is currently gearing up for this year's Edinburgh Fringe of Juice and sat down with Harriet Gibsone at the Guardian to talk through his funniest things

Mawaan Rizwan is the cover star of QX Magazine!

20th June 2018

Mawaan Rizwan takes pride of place as this week's cover star of QX magazine

Mawaan Rizwan stars in new thriller 'Next of Kin' on ITV

8th January 2018

We are so excited for Next of Kin - a brand new drama onITV, to start tonight at 9:00pm

PBJ nomination success for the Audio & Radio Industry Awards 2017

21st September 2017

The Radio Today Audio & Radio Industry Awards 2017 Nominations were announced this morning and we are so happy so many of our clients shows and podcasts are on the list

To Do List's 50 UNMISSABLE SHOWS AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2016

27th July 2016

A number of our brilliant acts have been featured in TO DO LIST's 50 UNMISSABLE SHOWS AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2016 Mawaan Rizwan's The Freak Fringe | Aug 7 - 11 | 11:15pm | Free | The Free Sisters Sally Phillips and Lily Becan: Talking to Strangers | Aug 15 - 21 | 8:00pm | From £12

The Guardian: Edinburgh Fringe 2015: Comedy Preview Speical

10th August 2015

How relevant is the Edinburgh fringe in a post-internet era? Still pretty relevant, judging from the fact that plenty of today’s YouTube comedy superstars are still making the journey up there this month

10 YouTubers, 10 issues, 10 weeks - Vinspired Campaign

17th March 2015

Vinspired have teamed up with 10 amazing YouTubers to give you the facts on the issues you voted most important in the run up to the election - how they’ll affect you, and what each party says they’ll do about them

Children's Bafta nominations announced.

23rd October 2013

Fit, Hacker Time and DNN, the (Definitely Not) news programme are all nominated in the 'Comedy in 2013' category, along side Horrible Histories